Dorset County Museum
Museum type :
Art and Civilizations

Established in :
1846

Holidays :
Sunday

Visiting Hours :
Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Contact No :
01305 262 735

Location :
Dorchester, Dorset, England , United Kingdom

Display Objects :

The County Museum traces the natural, archaeological, social, and geological history of the county.




Description :

  • Welcome to the Dorset County Museum, where the story of Dorset's rich landscape unfolds in a range of fascinating displays.

  • The Museum was founded in 1846 to help protect and record the county's unique historical and natural environment.

  • Today visitors to the Museum can find out about local writers, history, archaeology, geology and the natural sciences in one of the Museum's many galleries.

  • There are also video displays, activity carts for children and an audio-guide to take you round the exhibits.

  • The Museum is housed in a beautiful, gothic-style building, which dates from 1884.

  • Its diverse collections include Roman mosaics, original Thomas Hardy manuscripts and fossilized dinosaur footprints.

  • And behind the scenes there is a great deal. The Museum is an ideal place to come if you are visiting Dorset, and a great place for local people to find out more about where they live.

  • This web site will give you a taste of what is in the Museum, but we hope you will want to come and see it for yourself.